You be the judge
A federal judge in Utah is now weighing motions for summary judgment in a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on sanctioning or recognizing same-sex marriages. In court briefs and during a hearing Wednesday, both sides in the dispute referenced various cases it believes U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby should use as guides for settling the question.
Here’s your chance to play armchair judge. Below are links to the cases most frequently cited by the parties in Kitchen et al v. Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert. Read them and opine away.
United States v. Windsor: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-307_6j37.pdf
Baker v. Nelson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_v._Nelson
Lawrence v. Texas: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/02-102P.ZO
Washington v. Glucksberg: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/96-110.ZO.html
Price-Cornelison v. Brooks: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-10th-circuit/1121950.html
Loving v. Virginia: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0388_0001_ZO.html
Romer v. Evans: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/94-1039.ZO.html
Turner v. Safley: http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/482/78/